By Bridney C.
New London-based rapper, Young Thotty released his bouncy, dancehall-inspired single, "Wine Slow" on February 3rd on all streaming platforms. Growing up, Young Thotty says he used to hear dancehall music at family events and parties.
"Like, just missing those old times is what made me what to make this track... I wanted to make a song people can dance to in a party setting."
He immediately fell in love with the beat when he first heard it. Not sure of how the song would flow and be arranged, Thotty imagined himself dancing to the song.
Repeating the word "dance" to himself as the instrumental played, Thotty built up an "arsenal of flows" that would help him vocally arrange the song. A music video for "Wine Slow" is currently in the works and will include a bunch of women and choreographed dancing.
Without giving away too much, Thotty intends on making his music video something visually spectacular for his fans, and for everyone else that no other Connecticut artist has been able to do. He plans to break more barriers that will allow hip-hop fans to accept a blonde, eccentric, tatted up rapper who enjoys watching anime and reading comics.
"I want to change the music scene in my city and I want to be the first artist from here to break barriers. I want to be the one to show the rest that it is okay to be yourself," says Thotty.
As of now, Thotty has released eleven singles, including "Wine Slow" which will not appear on his upcoming debut album. He asserts to his fans that every song he releases will simply be stand-alone singles. He plans to release more dancehall-inspired songs in the future.
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